Bug 177744 - can't blank CD-RW
Summary: can't blank CD-RW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus-cd-burner
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-13 17:27 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:01:51 UTC

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Description Alexandre Oliva 2006-01-13 17:27:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
If I insert a non-blank CD-RW in a CD writer, something (Nautilus?) will automatically mount it.  If I attempt to record something else in the drive with cdrecord, it won't work because the drive is mounted.  I can't unmount it unless I'm root.  Nautilus does not offer an option to unmount the volume.  If I try to burn an iso using Nautilus itself, it won't work because the CD isn't blank, and it won't offer to blank it for me.  WTF is one supposed to do to blank a CD without resorting to black magic such as ejecting the CD, becoming root, starting cdrecord with the right options and insert the CD back just in time for cdrecord to acquire the lock before Nautilus manages to mount it again?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to overwrite a non-blank CD-RW with a given iso.

Actual Results:  Couldn't find a way to do it in FC5.  I'm pretty sure FC4 would offer you the option to blank the CD, and it also offered me the option to unmount media by hand.

Expected Results:  No such dumbing down of the interface to the point of rendering it impossible to use.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-01-18 18:07:06 UTC
Seeing this with 2.13.5-1.

<davidz> it should use gnome-vfs or gnome-eject (part of gnome-mount)

Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2006-01-23 14:17:29 UTC
I believe it uses gnome-vfs to eject?

Comment 4 David Zeuthen 2006-01-23 14:20:56 UTC
In comment #2 I meant to say: "I believe n-c-b uses gnome-vfs to unmount"

Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2006-01-23 14:32:35 UTC
might be related to this bug



Comment 6 Alexandre Oliva 2006-02-10 17:51:04 UTC
I found out a work-around for the problem.  If I insert the CD only when
nautilus CD creator asks for it, it won't be mounted, and then nautilus will ask
for confirmation on whether it is to blank the CD or not.  The problem is that
it won't unmount the media if it's already mounted.

Comment 7 Michal Babej 2006-11-08 16:54:53 UTC
there is another workaround : System -> Preferences -> Removable Drives & Media
(you have to have gnome-volume-manager installed). Unselect "Mount when
inserted..." etc. That way CDs wont be mounted when inserted. I suspect Nautilus
has nothing to do with this, its a HAL/gnome-mount issue. However, it would be
nice if we would have the option to unmount the mounted media.

Comment 8 Zachary Napora 2008-04-20 19:49:16 UTC
FC5T2 is no longer supported. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we
are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer
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Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:04:31 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:01:51 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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